- Title: Carrie Lam, HK police apologise for spraying mosque in blue-dye water canon
- Date: 21st October 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (OCTOBER 21, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** HONG KONG LEADER CARRIE LAM ARRIVING AT KOWLOON MOSQUE AND ISLAMIC CENTRE LAM LEAVING MOSQUE (SOUNDBITE) (English) HONG KONG'S SECRETARY OF ISLAMIC TRUST, SAEED UDDIN, SAYING: REPORTER ASKING: So why did they use the cannon? "This is what they apologised. That's why they apologised. It is their mistake." VARIOUS OF MOSQUE EXTERIOR VARIOUS OF STAIRCASE OF MOSQUE STAINED BLUE VARIOUS OF CLEANING STAFF WASHING PAVEMENT IN FRONT OF MOSQUE MOSQUE EXTERIOR
- Embargoed: 4th November 2019 05:14
- Keywords: water cannon China Carrie Lam police religion demonstration protesters mosque Hong Kong
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B21G8JR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS NOTE: FOR FOOTAGE OF POLICE TRUCK SPRAYING MOSQUE, PLEASE SEE EDIT 1012-HONGKONG-PROTESTS/MOSQUE-UGC
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday (October 21) met with imams at the Kowloon Mosque to apologise, after police hit the place of worship with a water cannon as they battled protesters during another day of political unrest.
In Sunday's (October 20) clashes, police used water cannon trucks to disperse protesters, spraying jets of blue dye into the crowds.
In one instance, a cannon drenched the front gate and steps of the Kowloon mosque, Hong Kong's most important Islamic place of worship where a few people had gathered including journalists. Blue stains remained on the road in front as worshippers gathered for prayers on Monday.
Lam visited the mosque on Monday morning dressed in a shawl, and apologised to Islamic leaders, according to a spokesman. The mosque said they had accepted the apology.
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